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Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-054-FA

Other ID: MK-0401; IB A-2-01-MK

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Michael Field - Santa Cruz

Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover and redeploy two sediment trap tripods and a number of tube-style sediment traps. Three day trips are anticipated to complete the equipment turn-arounds.


Start Port/Location: Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI

End Port/Location: Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI

Start Date: 2001-04-24

End Date: 2001-05-01

Equipment Used: Sediment traps, Plugger GPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 4/24: Recovery and deployment of tube traps on mud flat south of Hotel Molokai. 4/25: Recovery of Honjo instrument packages at Pala'au and Kamiloloa. Recovery and deployment of tube traps at Pala'au and Kamiloloa. Curt Storlazzi recovered Dobie at Hale Olono. 4/28: Deployment of Honjo instrument packages at Pala'au and Kamiloloa. Deployment of Dobie and tube trap at Hale Olono. 4/29: Mike Field and Curt Storlazzi deployed tube tube traps and Dobies at Puko'o and Kamalo. Moorings recovered: 2 (#MOK2MC1 and MOK2MC2 deployed FA 01014 ALYCE C Jan. 8-9, 2001). Moorings deployed: 2 (#642 and 643 recovered FA 01063 ALYCE C Jul. 31 - Aug. 5, 2001).

Staff: Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Michael Field (project chief and chief scientist)
Curt Storlazzi
Josh Logan
and Susan Cochran from the Santa Cruz office of CMGP.

Notes: Rick Rendigs submitted the Woods Hole dive plan. Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Michael Casso, Richard Rendigs - all will be working at sea and SCUBA diving.


Kamiloloa, Pala'au, Molokai, Hawaii, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 21.08705 South: 21.03747 West: -157.2462 East: -156.79369


photo of Alyce C
Alyce C


Bothner, M.H., Reynolds, Richard L., Casso, Michael A., Storlazzi, Curt D., and Field, Michael E., 2006, Quantity, composition, and source of sediment collected in sediment traps along the fringing coral reef off Molokai, Hawaii: Marine Pollution Bulletin, v. 52 no. 9, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2006.01.008.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Plugger GPS --- Navigation
Sediment traps --- Geology

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